LAST Saturday was the annual Shop Small Biz Saturday. Started by American Express to shine a light on small businesses. What a beautiful gesture and cause to start to do for small businesses.
So I hope you will think SMALL brands and go shopping 🛍 in your community wherever you live. Eat 🍱 and sip ☕️ 🍷 local too! Not just one day last Saturday but all season long. Small businesses can’t make it without you!
On behalf of myself and other business owners WE Thank You for shopping with us and spreading your shopping love. Not just on Amazon!
There is a chill in the air and that means Thanksgiving and the other holidays are near. I know you’ve heard or read it all in the news. The supply chain, shortages and more. Don’t stress I’ve got you!
I’ve discovered some unique and pretty ideas to give from hair to toe! Not just for the ladies.
CHI haircare has some new product collections for curly hair,dehydrated hair and a NEW brush that is a 3 in 1. It is a brush that smooths your hair, is a blow dryer and a styler brush for silkier looking shiny hair. I already own the Spin & Curl styler, a hot pink blow dryer by CHI
But this brush is next level fabulous!
So lightweight and easy to use! I think it is an awesome give to give to YOURSELF or someone else.
This week on TV 📺 in my beauty & lifestyle segment I will feature this brush for my holiday gift ideas and stocking stuffers.
Stay tuned for more gift ideas that I featured on TV and have discovered I will share some cool gift ideas. Some of us may also need gifts after Chanukah or Christmas in case you forgot someone on your list. Also don’t forget those hostess gifts.
Self-care is so important now more than ever! Taking care of the hair between haircuts. Conditioning it and using the right tools is what it us all about. Make that haircut and fresh color last longer.
You don’t have to pay a fortune 💵 to look your best! OR to give as a gift.
I’ve been playing Christmas music 🎼 for two days. In the car, in my business and at home.
I’m so ready for some happy! Aren’t you?
These pandemic times are making me restless a bit . Sleepless for sure. My mind never seems to turn off. I long to make holiday cookies and put up the festive pretty lights and decor. I see in social media people I follow are already decorating and some even have their tree 🌲 up since Halloween. Stores, TV commercials and shopping shows have been showing all things Christmas and Christmas gift ideas BEFORE Halloween too.
I think this is going to be a very different kind of Christmas, Channukah and New Year’s Eve. All the things we love and people we love ❤️ have to be put on hold.
How about you? Do you feel the same way too?
I think we need a little Christmas right this very minute! And enjoy the beauty of the season and the view.
While you’re adding Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You and Ariana Grande’s Santa Tell Me back on your Spotify playlist, Katy Perry has a new song you just might want to include. Perry’s Cozy Little Christmas comes with a festive music video featuring over-the-top holiday makeup, too, as expected from Perry. Girl…
I so love to eat, create and makeup! So, I simply had to share this recipe by ELE with you. I plan on making this Halloween week and over the holiday season. Looks so delightful and delish! Doesn’t it?
If you are a regular reader of ELE you will know we are very fond of delicious chocolate bark recipes. Easy to make and always a crowd pleaser, it is a great way to make a simple block of chocolate that little bit more special. With the festive season not that far away, bark is…
I have taught my husband all about it too and he rocks MINE every year! In fact to be totally honest I love the filled Christmas stocking more than him going crazy and stressing out to find what he thinks is the perfect gift!
But I am also all about that thoughtful token gift for the lady in your life, bestie, sister wife or moms in your life!
Here are some suggestions for a fabulous token gift and a filled stocking I know she will LOVE!
Again, put some thought into it. Give them what they can use and need!!! While I love to laugh and ENJOY fun gifts. I do know they cost $$$ and sometimes are a waste. So, think hard and shop or give wisely. I also love the beauty of handmade and home-made.
Shopping for fragrance is yet another kind of shopping altogether. I recently went shopping for Christmas gifts for my brother- in- law and lured by a fragrance counter. The lights,the bottles and scents! The sales associate greeted me quickly and wondered who I was buying for. I said no one. I told her I thought I would touch, spray and see what calls out to me!
She started to assist and I did not mind as I used to work in Bloomingdales 59th St. and Macys 34th Street in NYC and I know all about the job. They stand all day and work hard!
She tired her best to introduce me to some scents. After she was about to show and spritz the fifth one. I had to say “Bye” at least for now. I was getting fragrance overload. She was disapoointed to see me leave and offered me the infamous coffee bean bowl. If you haven’t been to a fine fragrance counter this is a PROfessional fragrance and perfumer’s tip …You sniff the coffee beans to clear your nose of all the scents and start sniffing scents again. Sort of like the sherbet or sorbet that they serve you between dishes at a fine restaurant! That is why I chose to do this blog post today to let you know the process.
Back to the fragrances and the sales associate…I was confused and wasn’t feeling it. I needed to shop for holiday gifts. So, I left that store. Every time I placed my wrists or hands toward my face to move my hair, or sling my tote over my shouder I suddenly fell in love with the top of my hand where one of the fragances I tested was. I couldn’t stop sniffing and smelling my hand. I smelled so sexy and the scent made me feel so happy. I drove back to that store that night and had to buy a bottle and a body cream to go with it.
So, the next time you are in the mood or just happen to feel like you want to test drive something new. Don’t try more than 3 or 4 fragrances at a time tops! Don’t be in a hurry. Wait a while to see how the fragrance traslates and smells on you. Smelling coffee beans is great but most times you simply have to wait.
Shopping for a a gift for a loved one or friend takes time.
Don’t rush shopping for a gift especially when it is for someone special.Every night I sit by candlelight and this light …A serene salt lamp. I have them all over my home and in my business too. They illuminate to room and create such a calming and pretty ambience and a mood all their own.
A salt lamp has so many beautiful benefits! And healthy ones too.
They purify the air,great to use around electronics and computers,smokers homes and are great for people with allergies. Google them and you’ll find ALL their benefits.
I highly recommend them. They used to cost a bit of money but now have come down in price and also gotten smaller and more portable even to clip in to your computer to brighten up the mood or your work space.
I also think they are kinda sexy and cool.
If you’re looking for that perfect gift for HIM or for HER… Think about giving this as a gift. They will treasure a long time and think of you every time they flip the switch too.